I tossed my notebook on the couch and hauled myself up the stairs for my third cup of coffee. I should never have procrastinated on this. The problem wasn’t working itself out and I’d come at it from every angle I could imagine. To top it off, it was the sort of problem I had to solve now. Everything I edited or wrote after this point hinged on it.
I made another pot of coffee, worked on the problem until late that night, but still didn’t have the answer. I asked my family to pray for the Lord to give me clarity and direction. Still, I went to bed feeling anxious about it. I really needed to push past this issue and get busy.
The next morning I prayed again and headed off to work, still no answer. I thought about it all through the day. Finally something clicked. The pieces began to fall into place. Things I had no idea were really important, suddenly helped to make everything work. For the most part, I had my answer. I could dive back in and finish my editing. Yes!
This week I’m thankful for the gift of writing.
Writing isn’t easy. There are days when it feels like I’m moving a ginormous pile of gravel with a plastic teaspoon. But in the end, it’s more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.
Is there something the Lord has done for you this week in your writing or in another area?